About this book
Earth is a 'Goldilocks planet' because it has the conditions that are 'just right' to support life. This important and accessible study tells the story of how the Earth's climate has changed over a 4.5 billion year history, how it has remained consistently habitable, and how this can be used to predict the future of our planet. Coincides with the paperback edition of "The Planet In A Pebble".
In the struggle to cope with climate change, what lessons can be learnt from Earth's long history? Two leading geologists explain the important insights science is now able to give us about dramatic changes in Earth's distant past, and the delicate balance that ensures our planet is 'not too hot, not too cold', but 'just right' to sustain life.
|Oxford University Press|